Refractive surgery is mainly compromised of two types a. Laser Vision Correction (Reshaping the cornea) and b. Phakic IOL (Placement of an artificial lens above the natural lens inside the eye).
Refers to a group of minimally invasive procedures that reshape the cornea with laser energy to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, leaving patients with better vision after treatment. These procedures are customized to provide the best possible results for each individual, and allow the surgeon to correct the very specific refractive errors that obscure your vision.
Laser vision correction procedures help patients eliminate the need for eyeglasses and contact lenses, a costly and bothersome hassle that millions of people deal with everyday. By reshaping the cornea, these procedures change the way that the eye focuses light, allowing you to enjoy clear vision.
There are several different laser vision correction procedures available to help patients achieve clear vision without glasses or contacts. Please schedule a consultation with one of our doctors to figure out which procedure is best for you.
Phakic intraocular lenses are lens implants designed to be inserted into the eye while still leaving the natural lens of the eye in place. These lenses are generally used for refractive purposes, mainly for the correction of high degrees of myopia, but may also be used for correction of hyperopia, astigmatism, or presbyopia.
Phakic lenses enable light to focus properly on the retina for clearer vision without corrective eyewear.Implantable lenses function like contact. The difference is that phakic IOLs work from within your eye instead of sitting on the surface of your eye.
For further information on eligibility and selecting a procedure please get an appointment with our ophthalmologist